I haven't seen [i]Saw[/i] in its entirety since it was in theatres, so it's hard for me at the moment to say whether I liked [i]Saw II[/i] better than the first, but I think it's definitely just as good. Each had their own better aspects than the other, and each were really great. I'm enjoying the [i]Saw[/i] series, and I wouldn't mind having a new film come out each Halloween.
I made sure to see [i]In Her Shoes[/i] this weekend before it left theatres. I think Curtis Hanson is one of the best directors working today, and his new film keeps that thought in my head going. [i]In Her Shoes[/i] is really funny at times, really dramatic in others, sad in some, and happy and fun the rest. It covers all the bases, and I had a great time watching the women of [i]In Her Shoes[/i].
[i]Capote[/i] was just as great as I was expecting. I went into the film not really knowing anything about Truman Capote other than being the author of [i]Breakfast at Tiffany's[/i] and [i]In Cold Blood[/i], so it was pretty new to me. And pretty fascinating too. Phillip Seymour Hoffman better get the Oscar he's so deserved for so long.
[i]The Sea Wold[/i] is the second of four films I'm watching in the Edward G. Robinson retrospective at the Cinematheque in my school. I'm especially excited for the next two though, [i]Double Indemnity[/i] and [i]The Cincinnati Kid[/i]. But anyway, [i]The Sea Wolf[/i] for those not familiar with it is about an overbearing captain who picks up two survivors of a shipwreck, but makes them work on the boat until they reach a dock, which he said would be a long time. And it's about the new people aboard, and the captain and troubles there are on board, as they sail all day and night without stopping as they're being chased. Anyway, crappy summary, but great film.